Professional Development

If you are responsible for preparing high school students or returning adults for college, make plans to attend our one-day training approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). This training is designed for school and career counselors, and mental health professionals at the master's and doctoral level who do not have an academic background in college student development, yet they find themselves providing college counseling in educational institutions and mental health agencies and organizations. Participants learn how to structure formal or informal; individual or group counseling sessions using the A7MQ college life management framework that helps students become more decisive, self-motivated, self-aware, focused, organized, proactive and independent.

What Counselors Say About Our Training

"Outstanding!! Every person in the nation who works with young people should take this seminar!" Wendy Porter-Coste, Upward Bound, Salem State College, MA

"This was a very informative workshop. The information gained will really help me work with our students... Dr. Williams is truly a "guru" in this field." Marlene Guy, College Board Upward Bound, Washington, D.C.

"Great! Relevant to all types of people from all walks of life!  Karen Petty, Take Stock in Children of Broward County, FL

"Very strong workshop. Enjoyable." Paul Beasley, TRIO Programs, University of South Carolina.

"These materials and information will not end up under my chair in my office where the last workshop's materials ended up!" David Dashner, Talent Search, University of New Orleans

"Dr. Williams has developed a product that should be in every school across these United States. This [College FAQ Book] should be mandatory reading for students who are serious about success in college." Solomon Stephens, Pinellas County School System, St. Petersburg, FL

"I'm very anxious to go back to start using the information with my students. Thanks for all the advice and recommendations to guide them!" Cynthia Bailey, Westridge Middle School, Orlando, FL

"This program was excellent...exceeded my expectations. The information will help students tremendously and can be used by me personally." Jacqueline Kidd, Greater Miami Tennis Association

"This was an inspirational workshop that renewed my motivation about counseling college-bound students. I appreciate the tangible materials that are often not offered at professional seminars. Thanks for all you do for the youth of our nation." Charnetta Robinson, Talent Search, University of New Orleans

"This seminar is relevant and appropriate for counselors, educators, teachers, parents and interested individuals. Information is applicable from middle school through graduate school."  Rosalee Fyffe, Florida Atlantic University,

Boca Raton, FL

"Keep up the great work. You have made me see and understand so much! Hats off to you! May God bless you and all that you do." Alix P. Banks, Talent Search, University of New Orleans

"One of, if not, the best seminar on college counseling for high school students I have ever attended. The seminar materials are more than valuable in counseling students." Wayne Jeffries, Westwood Christian School, Miami, FL

"Great job! Very knowledgeable of subject matter. Great workshop for both experienced and new counselors."

Pressley Dickson, TRIO Programs, University of South Carolina.

How to Counsel College-bound Students